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Gender stereotypes seen as a key obstacle in tackling small-arms challenges

Entrenched expectations about women and men contribute to small-arms challenges around the world, staff from the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD) told university students in early October. Small arms and light weapons impact women, girls, men and boys differently, and socially constructed assumptions about masculinity are […]

Entrenched expectations about women and men contribute to small-arms challenges around the world, staff from the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific...

Winners announced in first-ever Apps 4 Digital Peace Competition

The United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, and Cybersecurity Tech Accord are proud to announce the first-ever Apps 4...

UNODA hosted virtual webinar at UNSCC’s Virtual Torino Forum 2020 on “Sustaining peace through leveraging WPS, YPS and disarmament approaches”

The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) hosted a virtual webinar focusing on bridging Women, Peace and Security (WPS), Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) and disarmament agendas on...

UNODA and Cybersecurity Tech Accord host the ‘App 4 Digital Peace Competition Virtual Awards Ceremony’

The High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, will join leaders from the technology industry, media, and foreign policy community, as well as young innovators, on Monday 21st September for...

With joint support from the African Union Commission and the United Nations youth contest for Africa Amnesty Month 2020 kicks off

This September marks another opportunity for the enforcement of African Union Decision 645 (XXIX) to reduce illicit flows of small arms and light weapons, strengthen ties between communities and...

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EVENTS

See whats happening in UNODA.

November 12 - 15, 2019

Suva, Fiji

Workshop for Pacific Island States on Gun Violence and Illicit Small-Arms Trafficking from a Gender Perspective

November 18 - 20, 2019

Vienna, Austria

IAEA: Board of Governors: Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee

November 21 - 22, 2019

Vienna, Austria

November 25 - 27, 2019

Vienna, Austria

November 25 - 29, 2019

The Hague, The Netherlands

Twenty-Fourth Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention

November 25 - 29, 2019

Oslo, Norway

Fourth Review Conference of the States Parties to the Antipersonnel Mine Ban Convention

December 3 - 6, 2019

Geneva, Switzerland

BWC Meeting of States Parties

December 5 - 6, 2019

New York

Two-day informal consultations ahead of the Group of Governmental Experts on advancing responsible State behaviour in cyberspace in the context of international security

December 9 - 13, 2019

New York

First Session of the Group of Governmental Experts on advancing responsible State behaviour in cyberspace in the context of international security

January 13 - 17, 2020

New York

Group of Governmental Experts on “Problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus”( Session 1)

January 13 - 15, 2020

Conference on UNSCR 1540 – Planning for 2021 and beyond

January 20 - March 27, 2020

Algeria (20 Jan- 14 February), Argentina (17 Feb- 13 March), Australia (16 March- 5 June).

January 29 - 31, 2020

Geneva

Thematic seminar on pillar I (disarmament) of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in preparation for the 2020 NPT Review Conference

February 4 - 7, 2020

Room V, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Working Group meetings and 1st CSP6 Informal Preparatory Meeting

February 4 - 7, 2020

Room V, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Arms Trade Treaty Working Group meetings and 1st CSP6 Informal Preparatory Meeting

February 12 - 13, 2020

Dili, Timor-Leste

Technical and Legal Assistance Project to Support Timor-Leste in the Implementation of the UN Programme of Action on SALW and the ATT: Final Briefing Visit

February 17 - 28, 2020

Vienna, Austria

February 17 - 19, 2020

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Technical and Legal Assistance Project to Support Sri Lanka in the Implementation of the UN Programme of Action on SALW: Assessment Visit

February 24 - 28, 2020

Hiroshima Japan

Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Training for MFA and MoD representatives from Asian States, Jointly with UNITAR Hiroshima

February 25 - 27, 2020

Workshop for selected CARICOM Countries on the Universalization of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT), the Convention for the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and its 2005 Amendment

March 4 - 6, 2020

Kathmandu, Nepal

Regional Asia-Pacific Seminar on Gun Violence and Illicit Small-Arms Trafficking from a Gender Perspective

March 9 - 13, 2020

Vienna, Austria

March 10 - 13, 2020

The Hague

Ninety-Third Session of the OPCW Executive Council

March 26 - 26, 2020

45th anniversary of the entry into force of the BWC

April 6 - 24, 2020

New York

The substantive session of the United Nations Disarmament Commission ( Postponed to 2021 )

April 14 - 17, 2020

WMO Building, Geneva

Arms Trade Treaty Working Group meetings and 2nd CSP6 Informal Preparatory Meeting (Cancelled)

April 20 - 24, 2020

Virtual - Informal Sessions

Group of Governmental Experts on “Problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus”( Informal virtual sessions )

April 24 - 24, 2020

New York

Fourth Conference of Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones and Mongolia (postponed to a period in 2021 to be decided by the General Assembly at its seventy-fifth session)

May 4 - 6, 2020

(Virtual) Vienna, Austria

May 11 - 15, 2020

Vienna, Austria

May 19 - 21, 2020

Kathmandu, Nepal

Regional Seminar to Support the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) in South Asia ( Postponed )

May 27 - 29, 2020

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Technical and Legal Assistance Project to Support Sri Lanka in the Implementation of the UN Programme of Action on SALW: Final Briefing Visit ( TBD )

June 1 - 3, 2020

Vienna, Austria

June 15 - 19, 2020

(Virtual) Vienna, Austria

June 22 - 26, 2020

Virtual Meeting

Responsible Innovation Virtual Workshops with students from Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, and Singapore University of Technology and Design, under the Responsible Innovation for a Secure Environment in Asia and the Pacific (RISE-AP) project

June 25 - 26, 2020

Vienna, Austria

June 30 - July 1, 2020

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh national interagency roundtable meeting to support implementation of UNSCR 1540 (2004)- (TBD)

July 6 - 8, 2020

Dili, Timor-Leste

In-country training programme in support of gender mainstreamed policy on small arms control: First round scheduled ( TBD )

July 20 - 24, 2020

New York

Group of Governmental Experts on “Problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus” (Postponed)

August 3 - September 18, 2020

Bangladesh (6 July- 21 August), Belarus (24 August- 18 September)

August 4 - September 4, 2020

Vienna, Austria

August 17 - 21, 2020

CICG, Geneva

Sixth Conference of States Parties to the ATT (CSP6)

August 17 - 21, 2020

Through written procedure

Sixth Conference on States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty

September 1 - 30, 2020

New York

Tenth Ministerial Meeting of the Friends of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) – TBD

October 2 - 2, 2020

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons ( TBD )

October 29, 2020

Today

November 1 - 30, 2020

The Hague (TBC)

Twenty-Fifth Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention

November 10 - 10, 2020

World Science Day for Peace and Development

November 16 - 20, 2020

New York

Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction. (Second Session)

November 19 - 20, 2020

Vienna, Austria

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